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incredible exercise and play with other dogs and we have remedial socialization. and it's incredible the dogs and they get exercise and run and tumble and when most adopters come to look in the afternoon, they are quiet and settled. >> and i want come and someone sees a dog and loves it, it's quick. and after three weekends, i saw him and he connected and i connected and came back. >> what is your experience of working with the animals? >> unbelievable. from the guy that is came to the house and everyone here, they are friendly and knowledge believe and -- knowledgeable
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and they care about the animals. >> and it's a great place to visit and look at the animals and maybe fall in love and take one home. and look at our grooming program and volunteer program and many say, hey, this
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president chiu: hot good afternoon. madam clerk, i understand that you have an announcement. clerk calavillo: yes, due to a clerical error, we were not able to publish it in the designated newspaper in the city and county of san francisco. since this requirement is pursuant to a section code, that it be published 36 hours in advance, since it was not met, the board meeting for today is cancelled. the hearing if it were held could result in all actions being invalidated.
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the regular meeting of the board of supervisors september 14, 2010, 2:00 p.m., and note that the special order items scheduled for 2:31 of a similar announcement at 2:30, where as these items will be held next tuesday at 2:30. next week's meeting will be posted in accordance with state and local laws and be published in the designated official newspaper, currently "the examiner," pursuant to the charter. president chiu: colleagues, again, assuming there are no other announcements, we will not have a meeting today. we do have to reconvene at 2:30 to make the announcement for the special meeting. if i could ask folks to come back to o'clock 30, i would appreciate it. clerk calavillo: before we convene, and to apologize to the members of the
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[gavel] president chiu: good afternoon. it is 2:30, the time for the special announcements for the day. madam clerk, do you have an announcement? clerk calavillo: yes, due to a technical error, we have failed to publish the notice in the newspaper in the city and county of san francisco, which is required in the charter, that the calendar be published 36 hours in advance, and that was not met. the special order items on today's agenda beginning at 2:30 will be heard at the regular meeting of the board of supervisors next tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
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at 2:30, we have a special noticing item on that. these items will be scheduled in accordance with the state and local laws, published in the official newspaper of the city and county of san francisco. again, we apologize to the members of the sport of supervisors and to the members of the public for the note -- and to this board of supervisors and to the members of the public for this cancellation. president chiu: ok, being no other announcements, see you next week. [gavel]
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>> many people are not aware of this building was built in 1936. as a board to preserve the history and make the students aware of that history. the partnering between sfmoma and the arts commission means they will be more aware of the artwork that we have here, the artists that painted a, and the history behind this itself. >> students came from george washington, and it was wonderful to have them on a panel. people from the school board, those who have been painting for years, some conservative errors from the getty. to have them tell us about the works of their school was
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important. it represents african-american artists to during the 20's and 30's used an incredible body of work. it is one of the most incredible works of art in the city, bar none. it is a huge mural of incredible works. >> the san francisco civic arts collection has been in existence since the turn of the century. it consists of everything from monument to golden gate park to market street, other works in the collection, from the wpa era, the quite tower, the works from the george washington high school. we have the contemporary education, where they depict some of the vocational arts that were taught at george washington high school. what is interesting is the artist's and corp. of some of
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the -- incorporation of some of the architectural elements. they used the speaker from the p a system as part of the design. on the opposite side of the library, we have a large fresco which depicts the academic subjects that were taught at the time. it serves as a foil to the other fresco in the library, we have academic subjects on one side, vocational subjects on the other, and result is the concept of a well-rounded education. additionally, what we plan to do is the academy of hospitality and tourism will be part of, so the students can share with other students, faculty, the neighborhood, and others to come by and what to look to the artwork we have. >> by working with the students, we hope to raise awareness of the collection and foster
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stewardship. we brought diego rivera to the city. i think the wpa art work is characterized by stylized robustness and a pervasive occupation with a historical. in this panel, we have a depiction of george washington moving west. what is interesting about it is the image of lewis and clark here is in black and white, something that is occurring in the future, painted as though it was in the past. what is interesting about it is the very obvious conclusion of slavery. the number of students were
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expressing unease around some of the themes. the additional mural would be placed in the school, one with more positive representation of the student body. in 1974, they completed three panels that were placed in the library -- in the lobby. they depict native, latino, asian american, and african- american heritage and culture. >> that artist was talking about the history coming alive. that is what we want for the students here. i also think they might share that with past alumni and the community, so they could no the treasure that we have here in the schools. many people have the same experience i did when i first walked into this building three years ago, being the new
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principal. the grandeur of these murals is fantastic. many of the students who have come here have come here and are very proud of these murals. they're so happy that they're still here and are being preserved. >> to learn more about the civic art collection, visit >> thank you for coming today. today is the disaster council meeting for friday, september 10, 2010. i'm going to take this opportunity to let you know that we will be making some changes to the agenda, mostly due to the san bruno fire that occurred yesterday. we will reorder the agenda today, and we will be adding the discussion to the agenda
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regarding yesterday's fire, as well as a moment of silence on this ninth anniversary of the 911 that tax. we realize the ninth anniversary is tomorrow, but we wanted to recognize that since this body is the disaster council. we will also be taking a recess at approximately 1:30 for an emergency briefing, and we are planning and to reconvene at 2:15, and i apologize for this, but it is unavoidable, and i want to thank you for your patience. we are going to start on the agenda actually with the executive director update and the highlights, and that is this blue item we put in your folder today. once again, i think you have been through this with me before. we're going to go through the highlights, but we're going to just highlight some of the highlights, so you have more information available. it has been a few months since
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we have a disaster council meeting, so we have been pretty busy. may 6, we had a joint information center, training exercise. we participated as a city in the state won golden guardian exercise on may 18 and later in the agenda, we will be having a summary of the after action. we also on july 8 activated the eoc in cooperation with the police and other agencies for operation verdict for the johannes mehserle trial, and we will be talking about that later in the agenda as well. august 12, we did a mitigation steering committee kickoff, as we are trying to work a little bit more together with brian strong and agencies in san francisco to develop items in a better way for our fema applications for pre-disaster brand management mitigation. then, on august 18, boma did the
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annual financial district building exercise. just wanted to mention that september is national preparedness month, and in recognition of that, boma is also doing a seminar, and there is more information available on this list for you, and on september 19, the san francisco department of emergency management is presenting sunday streets, a prepared this pavilion, at our sunday streets even for that day, and we will hold it in the western addition. it will feature, as i mentioned, preparedness pavilion adjacent to fire her station 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we will have a number of interactive exhibits. the fire department will have mobile command. the police department is providing equipment, and we will have a quick cottage that people
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can experience an earthquake within the walls of the cottage. on september 22, the san francisco airport is having an exercise with british airways and united airlines, and they did this annually, but this one involves an airbus aircraft arriving from new hampshire national destination when a simulated fire erupts. on said jim 22, the office of -- on september 22, a conference is hosted for members of the consular corps, and the department will be involved on that. october 7 through 12 is san francisco fleet week. senator dianne feinstein asked the city but the fleet back into fleet week, and there is going to be a number of events including senior leadership seminar aboard the uss macon that many of you might have been invited to. the san francisco fire department will be hosted the navy and marine corps for a practical search and rescue training. the u.s. navy is going to host a
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regional civilian prepared this volunteers and urged people from around the region -- preparedness volunteers answered by people from around the region, and a number of activities will take place from around the green. the blue angels will also be year. we did not put that on the list, but that is a given. on october 16, the san francisco fire department is having their annual citywide emergency response team drills. the list of where those are going to occur is on this. as we moved into october 16 through 18, we will be doing bourbon shield regional terrorism exercise that is an annual event -- urban shield regional terrorism exercise. the sheriff's department and police and others are heavily involved in this. it is my understanding we will have captains' available in five-hour shifts and the police department that will be helping the area command for all the
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exercise sites that will occur in this committee. october 21, and i would like you to go back to your agencies and work with your agencies on this, and that is the great california shakeout, statewide drop, cover, and hold on. if you remember, we did this last year and the year before, and we ask you to participate by going online and registering, but also having people within your supervision work on some type of exercise in addition to maybe doing a drop cover and hold on, and we would ask that you take a look at that and prepare for that period october 29, the building management at city hall is coordinating a drill involving tenants. this is the thing we like to see because these people are getting out there and doing these exercises on their own. as our karma and the emergency services people have nine regular staff employees, some additional people on grants, but we do not have the capacity to do this for everybody, so what we like and what we're seeing is
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a lot of coordination for agencies doing this on their own, getting ready and making the city more prepared, and that is something we love to see, and i want to compliment everybody on that. if you have people on your staff that have not seen the eoc, we would ask you to have them come, and they can sign up for online courses and other things. the human services agency once again taking the lead, which is a great thing. full-scale shelter exercise that they are working on that they will be announcing soon. in addition to that, we are preparing with the city to look at the all hazards gap analysis, and we will be working with all the stakeholders because as part of our grant requirements, we will be looking at our strategic plan and trying to update that. it is a living, breathing document we are constantly using to refine what we're doing and also to apply for future grants.
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ongoing projects, we will top -- talk about that later on the agenda. i have to compliment the bay area. we have to complement the sheriff's department for getting this done. then, we have the 2010 state homeland security grant program and metropolitan medical response system grants. to plan for mutual aid for a response within the region, within the response, and we will hear a little bit about that as we talk about the san bruno incident that happened yesterday. and almost done -- mitigation steering committee. i talked a little bit about that originally, but we have membership from the department of emergency managementofdpw, recreation and parks department, general services agency, treasure island apartment building inspection,
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puc, mayor's office, capital planning, the fire department, police department, school department, and the port. we're working on that. the outdoor public warning system update -- we just wanted to say that we have added a number of non-english specifically cantonese and some spanish in targeted siring units around the city, so when you hear this tuesday noon simon, if you happen to be in certain areas of the city, you will hear the english announcement, and then you will also hear a cantonese announcement. this is based on the old sense. when we get the new numbers, we will be targeting additional areas. -- this is based on the old senses. we are also canning messages so we will have them available in the event we do not have a person of fluid in the language that is required. just wanted to talk about 911 a little bit. emergency communication. wireless calls are surpassing landline calls now to 911.
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it is slipping. it has been creeping up there, and with wireless calls, one of the things is we really do not know where people are. i know a lot of people watch " 24" and jack bauer always knows where people are when they use their cell phone, and we can triangulate according to sell towers, but the fact is we really do not know where people are, so it becomes important that people are using cell phones to call in any emergency to save their location and know where they are. we have two things we're working on with 911, which is language, and also say your location if you are using a cell phone. very important. so we are working on education materials for that. in translation, it is interesting to note that of the calls we receive -- and we received close to 1,013,000 in 2009, which is approximately 3%
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of all the calls -- the top four language requiring translation were spanish, cantonese, mandarin, and russian. there's a big gap between cantonese and mandarin, and as we go down to russian. so the service has been working out well. important websites -- i want to draw your attention to the shakeout website again so you can register. want to draw your attention so you pass along to your employees and continue to keep them updated to have their plans, their family plans, where they are going to meet their families, how they are going to come into work, mobilization plans and everything else, so that this is a great place to send them, to make sure that they can be calm about their family and make sure their family is taking care of in the event they have to work through an emergency. then, the quick quiz, our website, and fire department.
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we have added now the department of emergency management on facebook and twitter, so we are working now on those. i just want to say those are a number of things we are working on. not everything we are working on, but i wanted to congratulate and thank everybody in the room as well. so that is the end of item two. want to see if there's anybody from -- any comments from members of the disaster council on any of these items. anything anybody would like to add. yes, sir. >> frank dean with golden gate national recreation. i m curious about the 911 calls. if the wireless calls come in, do they go to the city dispatch center? >> yes, they do go to the city's dispatch center. there has been a project on going to kind of reduced the footprint of the freeway so that the 911 calls would not go to
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chp. the project has been going on for the last year. we have been taking on those calls little by little, whereas, for example, if you were under a freeway a block away, if you called 911, it would go to chp, but now that footprint area has been reduced, and it goes to us for the most part. if it goes to chp because you are really close or under the freeway or on the freeway for medical, they will transfer it to us, and we will send the appropriate response. any other comments for members of the disaster council? seeing none, open for public comment. do i have anybody who would like to comment from the public? seeing none, we are going to move on -- we are going to skip item four for now, and we will move on to the recovery initiatives update from heidi
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sieck. i think i saw you here. there you are. i'm sorry. i'm sorry about that. she did not know she was going to be of next. that was kind of a surprise for her. and just so you do not think people are walking out on your presentation, we have some people that need to go to a meeting right now. those of you, i think you have been told or have been asked to go. if you could just come on outside, we will meet you outside. thank you.
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>> good afternoon, disaster council. i am going to give you a quick update about the recovery business. [inaudible] here come the handouts. for those of you who have been here for all this, you know that the recovery initiative is -- okay, good to see at least five people are here today. the recovery initiatives is a partnership between the department of emergency management, harvard university, and the office of the controller. the whole point, what we do, as you know, is we try to figure out everything we can think of to do before an event happens to make sure that the post-disaster
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recovery go smoothly. the focus is on implementation, getting products down that can help us recover after the event. these are the objectives. these are the objectives that are in our project, and the one i want to point out is the fourth objective, which says "enable public and private entities to contribute to post- disaster recovery in an efficient way." that means if anyone wants to give to help us recover after an event, we want to be able to use those resources immediately without having to figure out what to do with them. we noticed it today with the incident that happened in san bruno. when folks wanted to give, we were doing a little bit of scrambling trying to figure out who to tell to do what. the idea is we have those systems in place for post- disaster recovery. these are the areas of the recovery initiatives, and you have seen these all before. we wanted to make sure we had a sense of all the things that needed to be done, so we had 80
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projects that need to be done in nine areas, and i wanted to give you an update about the most recent milestone. one of our big programs, which is very unique, is the post- disaster financial management cost recovery program. the key to successful post- disaster recovery is money. we need lots and lots of money. i try to figure out what to do with that money. so the controller's office has taken a major leadership role in the area to make sure we are better prepared for the money. these are some of the things we have gotten down, which is massive city-wide training. they set up emergency reserve funds, access policies, and also, i want to highlight some great work that the risk manager is doing around enterprise risk management program, really looking around city-wide buildings and city life assets, and what's it is going to take

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